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Is My Croton Petra Plant Flowering?

Posted by Summersoff none (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 14, 12 at 5:30

I'm pretty much sure it is, but I'd like confirmation. I heard that to get a Croton plant to bloom is very rare. Is this true?
I don't do much with it at all. It faces a south patio, several feet from the sliding glass door. I do give it plenty to drink every 1-2 days. The soil is constantly dry if I don't. VERY thirsty plant! =)

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RE: Is My Croton Petra Plant Flowering?

My crotons flower quite easily, but have never set seed. The flowers are pretty inconspicuous and are fairly easily missed if you don't pay attention to the plants. I think it's more a matter of being easily overlooked rather than being so rare.

RE: Is My Croton Petra Plant Flowering?

Summer, your Croton is definately blooming.
I too heard bloom Crotons are rare, especially grown in containers, and cold locations.

So, congrats on the blooms.

In some cases, less attention to a plant is preferred.

Hello Tropic...Toni

RE: Is My Croton Petra Plant Flowering?

I've read a lot about the rarity of blooms with the Croton Plant. Mine has been re-potted once and stands in a west facing window with bright sunlight 12 months a year. Blooms such as pictured occur often but I've never seen one this long before.

RE: Is My Croton Petra Plant Flowering?

Maybe it's just that the plant's matured enough, unless something else has changed. I have one that started flowering about 9 or 10 months ago and still hasn't stopped. However, most of the others I have flower for a while and then stop.

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